Saturday, 21 February 2015

Actual progress!

The title says it all, after not having anything to post about last week because I was working on my secret stitch I've got lots to show this week. Having finished my secret stitch - I'll post a pic once it's been gifted, I've had time to work on other projects this week, and I've actually had stitching time so I have actual progress to show. My target this week was to finish the second partial page of Madame from Tilton Crafts by Victoria Frances, due to a surprisingly successful day I actually achieved that by the end of Monday. I love this project, it's stitching up beautifully and the cobwebs look fantastic! For people who like to know these things this is stitched on 25 count, 1 over 1, full crosses.
Secondly I have a new start (I know, absolutely no will power). I'm not letting on what this is just yet, but I'm loving seeing it stitch up. I'll hopefully show what this is going to be like next week when I've got a bit more progress to show. This was a bespoke chart from Paine Free Crafts after I got permission from an artist to get some of their artwork charted. I was quite childishly excited when Sarah sent me the mock up of this, and I'm really enjoying it. And again, for people who like to know these things this is stitched on 28 count, tented, 2 over 1, which is why I've already got so much progress to show.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Tiny update

Just think, in the next couple of weeks I'll finish my Secret Stitch and I'll actually have some kind of progress to show off, however that day is not today, so all I have to show this week is a tiny progress picture of Brave.
It's cute, but seeing how much I've actually stitched this month it's a little sad looking!


I'm also doing a little bit of cross blog advertising. I'm a member of a local craft group (which is where this project is currently getting it's sole attention), and I look after their blog, the posts are sporadic, but I've just remembered to post something so I thought I'd share the link over here as well:


Thursday, 5 February 2015

January re-cap

I've decided that, as a bit of motivation throughout the year for the ridiculous number of targets I set myself for 2015 I should do a re-cap at the end of each month to see how I'm actually doing, so this is my January re-cap:
Madame
Before:

After:

Brave
New start

Secret Stitch
New start.
I'm actually progressed far beyond this, but I can't post any more until it's finished and gifted

 Winter Geisha
New start

So that's one 2015 target worked towards
Complete one page of Madame!

I've also managed to write 10102 words this month, so I hit target, woohoo, but 6000 of those words were in the last three days of the month.